Watch winders in a safe
Let's start at the beginning. Because what exactly is a watch winder? When do you use it? The true enthusiast or collector of automatic watches will certainly not be unknown to this watch accessory. An automatic watch does not work on a battery, but through movement. This means that the watch only continues to run when it is in motion. This happens automatically when the watch is worn. The natural movement of the wrist then provides the necessary energy to run the watch. If the watch is not worn and there is no movement, the watch will eventually stop. Besides being annoying that you have to reset the time and functions, this is also harmful to your watch. This can cause inaccuracies in time and date display, among other things, because the oil in the timepiece is no longer nicely distributed over all moving parts of the timepiece. The oil is necessary for all moving parts to move smoothly and without much resistance. Standstill literally means decline.
A watch winder is a good and suitable solution when you are not wearing your automatic watches. The watch winder provides the necessary movement (usually by rotation) and in this way ensures that your automatic watch does not stop. A watch winder is suitable for someone with a single automatic watch that is not always worn, but also for the watch collector who logically cannot wear several watches at the same time. Other benefits of using a watch winder is that it protects the watches from external influences such as dust and dirt. The watch winder also protects against damage and at the same time offers a nice storage place for your watches.
Then we come to the topic of this blog. Watch winders in a safe. If you are a fan of good quality watches, you will want to store them safely. As mentioned earlier, a watch winder already protects your watches in different ways. But you also want to protect your watches against theft. A good option is to place your watches with a watch winder which is placed inside a safe. In a so-called watch winder safe, the watches are safe and yet they are wound because the watch winders provide them with energy.
There are a few options. You have complete safes in which watch winders are fully integrated. You place your watch in the safe and the watch is wound. These safes are quite luxurious and specially aimed at winding and keeping your automatic watches safe. A good example is the Benson safes. These watch winder safes are completely with built-in with watch winders. Because mains power is provided, you can connect the safe via the adapter. Ready for use.
Another option is to place small individual watch winders in a safe. These watch winders work on batteries and can be placed individually in the safe. So they are loose in the safe and you can easily take them out again. You can find examples of these watch winders at Swiss Kubik and Chronovision. These brands make high-quality compact watch winders that work on a set of batteries for 1 to 3 years. Ideal to place in a safe. However, you are probably a bit more expensive than buying a ready to use watch winder safe.
Do you really want a professional safe of hundreds of kilos in which you can store not only your watches, but also papers, jewelry or other jewelry? Then the German brand Heisse & Söhne is a good choice! These large watch winder safes meet the highest European standards in this area and are therefore also very suitable for storing your watch winder and your beloved watches. In addition, these safes meet the requirements of insurers. These safes are very heavy and are specially produced according to the wishes of the customer. They are brought on site and installed by a professional from Heisse & Söhne.
No watch enthusiast wants his or her beloved watches to be stolen or damaged. Placing a watch winder safe or compact watch winders individually in a safe is then ideal. It just depends on which option suits you better. The advantage of placing compact watch winders in a safe is that you are more flexible. If you buy or sell one or more watches, simply place or remove a watch winder in/from the safe. A watch winder safe, however, offers an all-in-one package. You are ready immediately, it looks beautiful and you have mains power (no batteries replaced, etc.).
The choice is yours!